The Office Gets Outdoors – No Tricks Just Treats!

Venturing out on Halloween isn’t everyone’s cup of tea … or coffee in this offices case, but we leapt at the opportunity to be outdoors! It was more spectacular than spooky for us as we got the opportunity to pop on our Garden House Design jackets and accompany Rensons official photographer Adrian Toon to go snap some shots of our favourite louvered canopies from Autumn 2017!

Renson Camargue. Photo credits – Adrian Toon a2n
On such a beautiful morning we headed straight to the South Coast which was a no brainer considering the fresh sea air that greeted us once we were there. The crisp blue sky made the ideal backdrop for our white Camargue. We sprung into action to make the most of the sunshine and all started snapping away.

We’ve always known what a stunning addition these canopies can be to an outdoor space but being able to be out enjoying one personally was fantastic. We got to sit down for a moment and truly embrace the contemporary and peaceful feel this sleek design had to offer. If there was a coffee going for Debs she couldn’t have been more in her element.

Unfortunately our time here was done, we got some fantastic shots of the Camargue and soaked up just a snippet of outdoor living under the superb RENSON louvered canopy. 

We need not fear that our Halloween adventure was over, we hopped back in the van and headed to our next destination!

Renson Camargue. Photo Credits – Adrian Toon a2n

On the road to our next stop the excitement bounced around the van, after having seen one we were keen to see another. A stunning grey Camargue nestled within beautiful greenery instantly grabbed our eyes… How could it not?

We pulled back the loggialu sliding doors to reveal a fantastic built in hot tub – a little corner of heaven. Needless to say we weren’t able to enjoy this one quite as much as the last due to work uniform not quite being appropriate hot tub attire! Adrian got some amazing photos here really utilising the features the Camargue had to offer, but before we knew it Halloween had taken its wicked turn on us, and it was time to head back to the office.

We don’t know when we will be out and about again, but we will not dwell on that! Instead we take from that day the love of being outdoors, the true realisation that you really can use these canopies for whatever you like – be it a hot tub shelter, a seating area, a kitchen dining area, the possibilities are endless! Our moto has always been ‘live life outdoors’ and now more than ever is the time to be doing it!

Our Halloween truly was only full of treats!
#LiveOutdoors

 

Happy Christmas from Garden House Design

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The fabulous Christmas tree donated to Chestnut Tree House by Garden House Design

What no Christmas cards from Garden House Design this year? How about a special Christmas tree for our local children’s hospice instead?

This year we decided to use the money we would have spent on Christmas cards on a huge Christmas tree for our local children's hospice, Chestnut Tree House, in Arundel, West Sussex.

Christmas has begun at Chestnut Tree House, as children, families, staff and volunteers gathered to switch on the lights on the giant Christmas tree outside the hospice.

The tree, a 17-foot-high Norwegian Spruce, was donated by, Garden House Design, in lieu of sending Christmas cards this year. We previously helped to build the hospice’s Woodland Walk, which was commissioned by Greenfingers charity and designed by Ann-Marie Powell. The Woodland Walk is a special wheelchair accessible pathway through the woods in the grounds of the hospice, which was completed in 2014 and since then we have maintained a close relationship with the hospice. 

Rod Winrow, Garden House Design Director, said, “Chestnut Tree House is a charity close to our hearts and we are delighted to provide the tree for all the children and families to enjoy over Christmas. We hope our customers and industry colleagues agree this is a far more meaningful gesture than sending corporate Christmas cards this year”.

The tree has been decorated with an incredible 350 LED pixels, kindly donated by Worthing-based Pixelmotif.  These are very special lights as they are brand new in the UK and each bulb is individually fully customisable. As part of the display the lights on the hospice’s tree have been programmed to reflect Chestnut Tree House’s colours of saffron gold with teal sparkles.

David Green, Director of Pixelmotif, said of the Chestnut Tree House, “It is such a unique and amazing place and we really hope the children get a lot of enjoyment from the lights over Christmas.”

The lights were switched on during the children’s Christmas party on Friday 9 December by Santa Claus who made a special early visit to the hospice to join in the fun and deliver presents for the children and young people.

Visit our website to see pictures of the beautiful Woodland Walk we helped to build at Chestnut Tree House, it won an award don't you know?. www.gardenhousedesign.co.uk/chestnut-tree-house

Or to find out more about the amazing work of Chestnut Tree House, please visit www.chestnut-tree-house.org.uk

With best wishes from Rod, Debs and the team at Garden House Design. 

Garden House Design’s Camargue Terrace Cover to feature in Squire’s Show Garden

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The Camargue Louvered Roof Terrace Cover features in the Squire's 80th Anniversary Garden

Garden House Design are delighted to announce that as part of this years’ RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, we are proud to sponsor one of our favourite products, a Camargue® Louvered Roof Terrace Cover, to feature in The Squire’s 80th Anniversary Garden. This year Squire’s Garden Centres are celebrating 80 years of the joy of gardening and their 26th show garden at Hampton Court!

Award-winning designer Catherine MacDonald has created a suburban garden for a couple with grown up children who are looking for an unusual design for their linear, rectangular garden.  The brief is to include an entertaining space with a sense of relaxation, an area of lush lawn, as well as practical space. It is in this entertaining space that the Camargue® Louvered Roof Terrace Cover will feature. The whole area will feel private and enveloping with a modern design scheme. The planting is soft and structural, using a warm Summer colour palette of whites, reds, oranges and yellows.

Equally exciting is that the Camargue® featured in the garden will be on display at the Squire’s Garden Centre in Milford, near Godalming this summer, where visitors will be able to view it in more detail and enquire about their very own Camargue® Louvered Roof Terrace Cover.

The Camargue® Louvered Roof Terrace Cover is an innovative aluminium terrace cover, equipped with rotating aluminium blades, creating adjustable sun protection and/or ventilation as required through the use of a handy remote control. When closed, the blades form a waterproof roof and during showers, concealed water channels drain rainwater away from the roof and out through the legs. A rain sensor is fitted to the Camargue® and upon detection of rain the roof automatically closes, making it the perfect solution for the British climate. Dimmable lights also feature in the roof meaning the outdoors can still be enjoyed even as the natural light fades. This isn’t where the innovation ends though – Camargue® terrace covers are infinitely customisable to your taste, add retractable side blinds, louvered wooden side panels, glass sliding doors and even heat and sound.

What’s more the Camargue® can be wall-mounted or free-standing and comes in a range of sizes.

Can’t make it to Squire’s Milford? Contact us for more info – just quote ‘Squire’s’   www.gardenhousedesign.co.uk   01903 774 774